Banner Engineering has released a guide for anyone involved in selecting and setup of sensors. The iKnow GUIDE TO SENSING is a 16-page brochure containing everything from definitions of sensing modes, complete with illustrated examples, to engineering gain curve and beam pattern diagrams on Banner's extensive knowledge base of photoelectric, laser, ultrasonic and vision sensing technologies. For a free download of the iKnow Guide to Sensing, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4386-511.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.